(04-21-2015, 09:46 PM)GP49 Wrote: I've been on ASV for almost a year. It made a world of difference immediately. Fortunately, I was able to adapt to it quickly, to the point of reducing the ramp from 20 minutes to zero on the fourth day. I went from having dozens of centrals per hour in a sleep study (they were almost back-to-back between one or two abrupt breaths, time after time) to less than two, now...and on some nights, zero.
Adjusting the mask to fit properly, leak free, was important. Too loose was comfortable but the sudden leakage could wake me up. I don't have a problem with lines on my face.
I am so thankful to have my ASV. I'm glad it's working out very well for you.
My ramp is usually 5 mins at bedtime, or none; when I get up to go to the bathroom, I usually like to just go right back to previous pressure.
Do you know the cause of your centrals? I have a history of head injury; from domestic violence (and yes, I got away from him,) but I haven't yet gone for an MRI. I'm thinking about doing so. I'm hoping that my onset-centrals are "idiopathic" and not related to disease or a spinal issue.